MANILA - Rumors have been swirling for some time that Sunshine Cruz is in a romantic relationship with Macky Mathay, the half-brother of actress Ara Mina. This, after the two were spotted holding hands together in public early this month.
On Saturday, entertainment website Pep finally wrung a confirmation from Mathay. Asked if he and Cruz are a couple in an exclusive interview, Mathay replied: "Yes."
Mathay, who is separated from his wife, Camille Farinas, added that he started courting Cruz after the actress replied to his Instagram message back in September. He also shared that he was the first to admit to have fallen in love in the relationship.
"I assured her, 'Ever since from the start, na pag lumabas, hindi kita idi-deny 'cause you make me so happy. Tsaka mahal kita'," Mathay was quoted in saying.
He went to talk about how comfortable he is around Cruz. "Sinasabi ko kay Sunshine, 'Everything happens so fast between the two of us, but the thing is, I love you. And puwede namang araw-araw kitang ligawan pa rin.'
"Para at least, 'di ba, ang dami-daming tao na -- tsaka, iyon nga, matanda na kami na ang dami nang pinagdaanan sa buhay, the two of us, [na baka] hindi na uli makahanap ng mamahalin. So, bakit pipigilan mo pa yung nararamdaman mo?" Mathay explained.
Cruz is separated from her husband Cesar Montano. She has already filed an annulment case against the actor, whom she has three children with.